Sharing ‘Ankle Deep (In A Warm Glass Of Water)’ today, it combines the four-piece’s biting post-punk stylings with Western influences and romantic introspection.
“On the surface ‘Ankle Deep (In A Warm Glass Of Water)’ probably appears to be a song that’s solemn, or filled with frustration,” frontman Harrison Swann says. “In reality, it’s more of a collage of different situations and feelings. It fell together and wrote itself, and I suppose that’s kind of what the song ended up being about. It’s a collection of lines knitted together, that seemed to naturally make sense next to each other. For any collage to work you’ve got to recognise all the individual parts, whilst simultaneously seeing the bigger picture and ‘Ankle Deep…’ is a reflection on this.
“In the beginning, we envisioned a spaghetti western soundtrack to fit the melodramatic lyrics. Ennio Morricone was referenced a lot to build the rhythm section. We wanted to contrast ‘prettier’ guitar parts in the verses, with harsher, more driven choruses. We often lean towards artists such as Echo and the Bunnymen, and the goth stuff of the ‘80s. We wanted a bit of groove, but with some drive behind it all, and ultimately ended up somewhere between the Bunnymen and Roxy Music, with a bit of Blondie thrown in for good measure. ‘Ankle Deep…’ isn’t just black and white, there’s loads of stuff in between. Which I suppose is the only, truly accurate description for the song.”
Have a listen below:
Catch Talk Show live at the following dates:
04 - The Lexington (Single release headline show), London
05 - Dials Festival, Portsmouth
11 - Arts Club, Liverpool*
12 - Neighbourhood Festival, Manchester
12 - Live At Leeds, Ones To Watch @ Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
14 - The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham*
16 - Prince Albert, Brighton*
01 - YES, Manchester (supporting FEET)
13 - Oval Space, London (supporting Spector)
23 - Gathering Sounds @ South Street Arts Centre, Reading
30 - Stag & Dagger Warm-Up Party, Glasgow
17 - Cassiopeia, Berlin
18 - Mucke bei die Fische, Hamburg
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